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Learn About Your Foodbank

Vermont Foodbank is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization and only food bank, providing nourishing food through a network of more than 300 community partners – food shelves, meal sites, senior centers, after-school programs, schools, and hospitals.

Vermont Foodbank, a member of Feeding America, provides about 12 million pounds of food annually to people throughout Vermont.

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Photo of the Vermont Foodbank's Barre Distribution Center.

Where Does the Food Come From?

The food we share is donated or purchased, from sources including local Vermont farms and food producers, nationwide food producers, federal food sources, grocery stores, and small food retailers. Learn more about hunger in Vermont and the ways you can get involved.

Vermont Foodbank is the only food bank in Vermont. As a statewide organization, we use our  three warehouse distribution centers to provide food to local partners in all 14 counties in Vermont. These local partners include food shelves, meal sites, schools, hospitals, senior centers, after-school programs, and many more independently operated organizations that share the vision and goal that everyone in Vermont has the food they need and want.

Vermont Foodbank secures large quantities of food from grocery stores, food manufacturers, farms, businesses, restaurants, individuals, and Feeding America, the national network of food banks. After the product is examined and sorted, it is distributed statewide to our network partners.

A food shelf is a local non-profit that provides food directly to individuals in need. A food shelf may obtain food from Vermont Foodbank, from individual donors, and through wholesale and/or retail purchase. Visit our Find a Food Shelf page to see the Vermont Foodbank network partners in your community.

How Do We Do Our Work?

Our Mission

The mission of the Vermont Foodbank is to gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships so that no one in Vermont will go hungry.

Our Vision, Strategic Direction, and Commitments

Our Vision For Vermont

Everyone in Vermont…

  • has equitable access to enough nourishing food every day.
  • takes action to eliminate hunger and poverty.
  • has what they need to thrive.
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Have more questions about the Foodbank or our programs? Read our FAQ!

Our Locations


33 Parker Road
Barre, Vermont 05641


22 Browne Court Unit #108
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301


92 Park Street
Rutland, Vermont 05701

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Since 2018, Vermont Foodbank has been on a journey to become a more inclusive and diverse organization that centers equity in everything we do.

Learn More

The Food Security Innovation Lab is a time-bound initiative created to develop and execute pilot projects and study their potential for scalability and their effectiveness at addressing root causes of food insecurity. 

Board of Trustees

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Mitzi Johnson

Board Chair

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Penrose Jackson

Board Vice Chair

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Amy Davenport

Vermont Superior Court Judge, Retired

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Will Eberle

Recovery Vermont

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Mike Hourigan


Ian MacFarland

Burton Snowboards

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Martha Trombley Oakes

Vermont Community Foundation

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Jacob Park

Vermont State University

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Melissa Roberge

Hannaford Supermarkets

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Liz Ruffa

Merck Forest

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